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What is MSU SBDC?

What is MSU SBDC?

Vision Statement:
The Louisiana Small Business Development Center network is Louisiana's preferred provider of entrepreneurial and small business assistance.

The mission is to facilitate the formation and growth of small businesses through individual consulting services, entrepreneurial training programs, and business information resources to develop and diversify the Louisiana economy.

The LSBDC at McNeese State University serves existing and potential owners/managers of for-profit small firms in the Louisiana parishes of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jeff Davis. Located on the McNeese State University campus in the Burton Business Center, Room 133, the LSBDC at McNeese provides management and technical assistance needed by the small business community. One-on-one counseling with the professional staff members of the LSBDC is available to potential and existing small business owners. In addition to the permanent staff members, the LSBDC utilizes the faculty and student resources of the University as well as consulting professionals from the private sector.

Workshops and seminars are conducted throughout the five-parish area to keep small business owners, managers, and employees current with today's practices and trends in the commercial world. These programs are designed to improve management skills required to successfully operate a small business.

The McNeese Center maintains a resource library of SBA publications, statistical information, census data, startup manuals, and business plans. The MSU Library is another local source of national, state, and local data.

Management and technical assistance services of LSBDC counselors/staff are provided at no charge. Charges may be incurred to cover client-approved direct expenses such as printing, postage, computer time, etc. A small fee may be charged for workshops or seminars.

The full disclosure of financial and/or other proprietary information to the LSBDC by the client is usually needed for counselors to provide effective assistance. All information received and developed in the course of counseling by LSBDC staff will be kept in strict confidence and not divulged without the permission of the client.
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The LSBDC at McNeese State University is a partnership program with the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and is a member of the Louisiana Small Business Development Center network. Any opinion, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in any SBDC publication or workshop are those of the author(s) or speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the US Small Business Administration. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.

The LSBDC at McNeese is partially funded by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Louisiana Economic Development, and McNeese State University. SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any product, opinion, or service. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

All McNeese State University Small Business Development Center services shall be rendered on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Center at (337) 475-5529 or (800) 622-3352, extension 5529 or via email to

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